"Apple Answers the FCC’s Questions"

Apple today published their answers to the FCC's questions regarding the Google Voice rejection issue and it contains some very interesting information about the App Store.
"There are more than 40 full-time trained reviewers…"
Merely forty full-time reviewers for 65,000 applications and counting. Crikey! As far as I know, most, if not all, of them are based in Cupertino, so AT&T's network terms-of-service is law when developing your app.
"…at least two different reviewers study each application so that the review process is applied uniformly"
This makes sense, but it clearly shows why reviews for the App Store take so long.
"…roughly 20% of [apps] are not approved as originally submitted"
Interesting statistic; Apple does mention that the majority of rejections are for bugs and QA issues, and developers are free to fix and re-submit. No figure is given for completely denied apps.
"In little more than a year, we have reviewed more than 200,000 applications and updates."
If I didn't think those forty people were overworked before, I certainly do now.

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